Coast Guard pulls Lockwoods Folly buoys, tells mariners to sail ‘at their own risk’

Mariners being warned that navigational aids are "not currently reliable."


BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The Coast Guard announced today it will be discontinuing operation of ten navigational buoys located in the Lockwoods Folly Inlet. The navigational aids are located in the inlet separating Oak Island from Holden Beach, where the Lockwoods Folly River empties into the Atlantic. The Coast Guard cited extensive shoaling, or deposits of […]

Coast Guard rescues two people Saturday stranded in river marsh

The U.S. Coast Guard rescues two people stranded in the river marsh after their boat ran aground. (Photo from Coast Guard video footage)

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — The Coast Guard rescued two people stranded after their vessel ran aground near Shallotte on Saturday night during Hurricane Matthew. Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a report of two people stranded on a marshy island in the Lockwood Folly River at about Saturday, according to a notice from the U.S. Coast […]

Area law enforcement hosting two events for National Night Out

Natinoal Night Out 2

The community and area law enforcement are coming together this Tuesday for National Night Out. The event is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of August as a community building campaign promoting community-police relationships across the country, in U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide, according to the National Night Out website. Two events […]

Marine Corps jet crashes off Wrightsville Beach

A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B aircraft , the same style of plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean late Friday afternoon.

A United States Marine Corps pilot is safe after a Harrier jet crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Wrightsville Beach late Friday afternoon. According to Marine 1st Lt. Maida Zheng, a public affairs officer with II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), a Marine pilot ejected from a Harrier aircraft at 5:05 p.m. Friday. The pilot departed […]

LeGrand ‘Lee’ Joseph Wolansky, 70, overcame adversity and was known as a fighter, lover, giver

LeGrand 'Lee' Joseph Wolansky

LeGrand “Lee” Joseph Wolansky died peacefully Nov. 5, 2015, at his home on Oak Island after a long fought battle with cancer. He was 70. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, LeGrand Edward Wolansky and Kathleen Mary Wolansky. He is survived by his wife, Christina Ellen Wolansky, of Oak Island; children, Mary Kathleen Young (husband […]